Was there a moment, on either trip when you thought you were in too deep?
Oh for sure. On the Nile, when Matt Power died of heat stroke, that’s when it all hit home – just how real the danger was; just what we had gotten ourselves into. Matt was a good guy – a journalist from America – he’d just joined us for a few days.
Likewise, in the Himalayas when I was in a car crash and we fell off a 150-meter cliff.
150 meters? You are joking. How are you still alive?
It was pretty horrific, I won’t lie. To cut a very long story short: In Nepal, I was forced to get into a taxi for, of all things, political reasons.
At the village I arrived, there was a lot of communist rebel activity stirring about and I was told I had to make my way to the next village, which was about five miles away, for my own good.